The Lodge Rooms - Women in Engineering Exhibition
The Lodge Rooms at IET Austin Court feature our Women in Engineering exhibit which showcases the rich history of women in engineering, highlighting the trailblazers and discoveries made by women. It also celebrates current female engineers and their contributions to the field.
On this page, you’ll find extra information on each of the women in the exhibition. If you’d like to come and view the exhibit, please contact the team for availability.
British Structural Engineer
Roma Agrawal, MBE FICE is an Indian-British-American Chartered Structural Engineer with a degree in Physics.
Lisa Seacat Deluca
Author and Director of Offering Management and Distinguished Engineer for IBM Watson Internet of Things
The most prolific inventor in IBM history, Lisa is focused on wearables and mobile security and has more than 400 patents and patent applications in her name.
Mechanical Engineer, Combustion Scientist and Lecturer, Jennifer, was recruited to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) as a member of the 2017 NASA astronaut class. She will be among colleagues striving to get on board a new space station designed to orbit the moon and allow its crew to complete tasks on the lunar surface.
Working at Maritime Mission System Thales UK, Nadia works on SONAR processing. She investigates new technologies to use in future developments of the SONAR system.
British Mechanical Engineer
Abbie has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Surrey and has worked as the lead structures engineer on the European Space Agency ExoMars rover vehicle.
Sophie is a Hardware Technician working in Applied Research, looking at new and emerging technologies. Starting at Leonardo in 2015 as a Technical Apprentice, she predominantly worked in Hardware Engineering, designing and developing schematics and printed circuit boards (PCBs).
Nigerian Electrical Engineer
Ozak Esu is an Electrical Engineer at Cundall, a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. Working within Building Services, she undertakes surveys of existing buildings, and engineers coordinated electrical services for new build, refurbishment and fit-out projects.
Computer Scientist and Smart Cities Designer
Larissa is a computer scientist, researcher, inventor, entrepreneur, smart cities designer, pianist and violinist. She is a patent holder, an EPSRC-Google-Intel Scholar who completed a PhD in Computer Science in a joint program between UCL and Imperial College Business School.
Mathematician for NASA
Katherine is an American mathematician who as a NASA employee, calculated orbital mechanics which were critical to the success of the first U.S. crewed spaceflights.
Patricia Bath (1942 – 2019)
Patricia was an American ophthalmologist, inventor, humanitarian and academic. She was an early pioneer of laser cataract surgery. She was the first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology and the first African American female doctor to receive a medical patent.
Hedy Lamarr (1914 – 2000)
Actor and Inventor
Actress and inventor, known for her work on spread-spectrum communications.
Theresa Wallach (1909 – 1999)
Automobile engineer who, with her friend Florence ‘Blenk’ Blenkiron, rode a Panther motorcycle from Britain to Cape Town, via the Sahara Desert, without a compass.
Grace Hopper (1906 – 1992)
Grace was a computer scientist and Rear Admiral in the U.S Navy who developed the COBOL programming language and invented the first compiler for a computer programming language.
Gertrude Entwisle (1892 – 1961)
A power engineer who notched up many firsts in her career, she was the first woman to be admitted to the technical staff of British Westinghouse, the first woman member of the Society of Technical Engineers and the first Student, Graduate and Associate Member of the IEE (now the IET).
Edith Clarke (1883 – 1959)
Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin
The first woman to become Professor of Electrical Engineering in the United States, at the University of Texas, Austin.
Ada Lovelace (1815 – 1852)
Mathematician and Scientist
A mathematician celebrated for having written what is described as the world’s first computer program.